Cabinet have secret meeting at Shanklin, Isle of Wight.
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Cabinet and Government meet at Shanklin, Isle of Wight, for Secret Conference. Selected scenes from newsreel story in Gazette issue 49/18. Date on old record is 03/03/1949.
C/U name board on Shanklin railway station. M/S tradesman carrying brushes entering main gateway to the Manor House (where conference is taking place). He is stopped by policeman. M/S newspaper man carrying newspapers, he is let through gate by policeman. C/U Ian MacKay, Political Correspondent. C/U of Dr. Edith Summerskill. Side view of Aneurin Bevan (Nye Bevan), pan down to newspaper he is reading with headline "Socialists do it again". C/U Leader of House Herbert Morrison & Harold Laski. L/S the Manor House. M/S detectives entering Manor House. M/S ducks on pond pan to Dr. Edith Summerskill feeding them, pan back to ducks.
M/S Ministers in the grounds, including Morrison and Summerskill. M/S Morrison walking in grounds. M/S Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir Stafford Cripps entering gates after returning from church. L/S the Manor House with pressmen around gates. M/S policeman and pressmen. L/S ministers playing ball on lawn. M/S George Isaacs, Minister of Labour. Back view of Prime Minister Clement Attlee walking away from camera. M/S Attlee puffing at pipe, pan with him as he walks. L/S 2 ministers walking on lawn. L/S ministers entering the Manor House. C/U of Arthur Greenwood. C/U Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin and George Tomlinson walking down steps towards camera. C/U Summerskill. M/S Morgan Phillips, Secretary of Labour Party, Dr. Summerskill and two other men walking into camera.
L/S manor. L/S manor gates with press, crowd and police, with ministers walking in. M/S & C/U Morgan Phillips signing autographs. M/S (2) Jim Griffiths holding baby amid group of people. C/U Jim Griffiths with Herbert Morrison also in picture. View of sea, cactii plants in foreground. L/S Shanklin village. Another shot of houses in village. L/S village street. L/S sea and pier. C/U Attlee smiling & sucking pipe. C/U Morgan Phillips, pan down to newspaper with headline - "What's Cooking at Shanklin". C/U Morgan Phillips, pan down to paper. M/S Tom Williams, Minister of Agriculture, entering door of house. M/S Ian MacKay, Minister of Health Aneurin Bevan (Nye Bevan) & Harold Wilson walking. L/S Manor showing children and prams round gate. M/S two men walking out of grounds. C/U Summerskill. C/U Mr. E.G. Goodge. M/S Bevan & Goodge, pan down to WTA sign outside house. C/U WTA sign. M/S reporters. L/S coast at Shanklin, taken from the boat. L/S wake at the stern of the boat. L/S coast of Shanklin (3 shots). C/U Railway Station board "Shanklin". M/S A. Bevin, E.G. Goodge, and another minister all walking towards camera. C/U Manor House gates with policeman in foreground. C/U name plate on Manor House gates, pan down to press. C/U nameplate at Shanklin railway station.